Critical reading in order to read a text critically

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Critical readingIn order to read a text critically the following questions must be asked:Is the author’s reasoning based on correct facts?Are the author’s arguments logical? Is the author’s motive honourable? Are the deductions made by the author correct?
Notes, summaries, mind mapsLearners can make notes by:Underlining the main ideasCircling key words, phrases or clausesWriting notes in the margin and Highlighting important information
Post-reading ActivitiesAnswer questions based on the textMake learners aware of the use of languageReflect on the text: examples of these questions could includeDo you agree with the author’s view or do you have a different view? Do you understand the purpose of this text?
The reading process-ApplicationA newspaper article as an example of my textPre-reading:Orientate learners to the newspaper articleAsk learners questions about the textAsk learners questions about the newspaper that the article appeared in• Scan• Skim
The reading process-ApplicationDuring reading:Ask learners to read the article silentlyRead the article aloudAsk learners questions about the articleDeduce the meaning of wordsLearners can write the main idea of each paragraph on a page Mind map
The reading process-ApplicationDuring reading: continued…Identify facts and opinions in the articleDiscuss the article criticallyPost reading Activities:Ask learners questions based on the articleEncourage learners to reflect on the article
End of presentationHow to answer application type questions?All language skills can be applied to classroom practiceIt is important to understand how to apply language skills in your language classroomGood bye and best wishes for your LADLANA examination
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